Monday, 26 October 2015

Grocery Challenge Update

Only 28p left.

Since then I found these.

Only a £1.01 off each one, but we eat a lot of Chicken, it is so versatile.




With some milk and the bits from Poundland the other day, that is another £15.72.

Minus the 28p - so that is now £15.44 over budget.


Today I bought Tea, Coffee, Marzipan (for the Christmas Cake), Bread, Milk, and some Lemons. So another £10.94.

The end of the week I will need more milk and bread and some veg.

I am bringing my challenge to a close now, so at the end of the week I will be about £30 over the £100 challenge, but I am happy with this as before we moved here  it was more like £200 a month, but I know I can shop now for about £140 a month easily with all the bargains I get, which is still very good.

Also when I can eat my own veg and salads it will help as well.

12 comments:

  1. Hi there, just popping over from http://codlinsandcream2.blogspot.co.uk/. You've done very well to only just go over budget at the end - but for good reason. Chicken makes for several meals, as you can use the scraps in stir-fries and soups, plus the stock from the carcase. One economy we can't make is over tea. We don't drink a lot of it (two cups each a day) and it has to be Twining's Earl Grey - the "wannabees" taste like they have been sprayed with perfume! It would be easier/cheaper if we were happy with the cheapest "builders" tea out there, but hey ho.

    We are car boot addicts and this week's sort out netted us enough to pay for a lovely old oak chest on stand which we got cheaply (repairs needed) at our local auction. It felt like it came free!

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    1. Hiya, yes chicken is so good, and now there is only the two of us most of the time I will really make them stretch, I agree about the tea we buy PG tips, Twinnings Earl Grey and I drink Twinnings Fruit.
      Saving money on the grocerys and making and baking means we don't go without, if we want a holiday or a day out, or a treat we can afford it, we sell unwanted items a few times a year, we had a massive clearout before we moved in August so we won't have to sell again until next year.

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  2. You've done very well and any saving is a bonus. It's a hard time if year to save money as the natural winter hoarding insincts are rife. You stored bargains will help during the month a ahead.

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    1. Yes I am afraid I have hoarding instincts all year round if there is a bargain, but we eat simply and well because of it x

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  3. I think you've done really well with your challenge, you may have gone over the £100 but you're way under what you'd usually spend and if you add up that saving over the course of a year, that equals a big amount.

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    1. Yes anything for the savings account is good.

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  4. I think you've done unbelievably well, very inspirational x

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    1. Thanks Jo I don't think I could do it without getting the bargains.

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  5. I struggle with the food budget and admittedly spend too much. The freezer is full and every week I'll say I'm not doing a full shop but will use up the freezer first. Thing is that this very rarely happens and I end up doing good another big shop. We do eat well though and like you I find lots of bargains.

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    1. I know it is difficult, so many bargain s to be had, I could come back with loads every day if I wanted to.

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  6. That's still a great saving. My food budget is very tight. I try to plan our meals carefully. I think it's a good thing to be careful what you spend on food though as it avoids food waste. X

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    1. Yes I don't waste a single thing anymore x

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